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Tom Ten Broeck has been named the general manager of the Chiefland Citizen and the Cedar Key Beacon with responsibility for the Williston Pioneer Sun News.
The announcement came last week from Gerry Mulligan, publisher of the Citrus County Chronicle and regional publisher of the Florida newspapers owned by Landmark Community Newspapers Inc.
He replaces Dale Bowen, who is now working as ad sales manager at the Citrus County Chronicle.
Ten Broeck, a Florida native, graduated from Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange and Winthrop College in Rock Hill, S.C. At Winthrop he earned a bachelor's degree in communications and journalism.
For the last 20 years he worked with Athens, Ga.-based Community Newspapers Inc., serving in various positions including reporter, editor, photographer and publisher. Before relocating to Chiefland, he was the publisher of the Franklin County Citizen and The News Leader in Lavonia, Ga. He has also worked at other newspapers in Georgia and North Carolina.
Throughout his career he won many state press association awards, including ones for photography, sports writing and humorous column writing.
"It was a long and winding road that led me back to Florida, but it was a scenic route and helped prepare me for this new challenge," Ten Broeck said. "Chiefland and Levy County are exactly the kinds of places I have grown to know and love," he said. "The rural setting is idyllic for my lifestyle.
"I look forward to working with the exceptional people at both newspapers and getting the to know the community that I am now calling home," Ten Broeck added.
In his spare time, the new general manager enjoys watching movies, especially Asian suspense and action shows. He also enjoys taking the road less traveled and exploring the Southern United States.